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Woman carjacked while pumping gas in Sunset Hills

Pictured above: Police released this surveillance image of a suspect in a carjacking at the UGas on Watson Road in Sunset Hills.  A woman’s car was carjacked last week while she was pumping gas on Watson Road in Sunset Hills, and police are asking the public’s help to identify a suspect. The Sunset Hills Police

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Santa gets children’s lists; will be checking twice

Children across South County have been busy meeting with Santa Claus ahead of his Christmas Eve rounds, including Affton’s Oakland House ‘Santa House’ Dec. 12, where children were able to enjoy chocolate chip cookies with Mrs. Claus and take pictures with the ‘Big Guy.’ Photos by Erin Achenbach. 

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PHOTOS: Long-awaited St. Louis Aquarium will open Christmas Day

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will open on Christmas. Special Christmas Day hours will be from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25. Timed admission tickets went on sale last week, temporarily crashing the aquarium website www.stlouisaquarium.com. As construction continued this year, owners of the new aquarium had promised that the centerpiece of

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New ‘Nutcracker’: South County dance studio is set to perform full ballet for first time

Pictured above: Students at Gateway Dance Conservatory rehearse for the studio’s first full-length production of Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in Pacific Nov. 23. Gateway is a nonprofit studio that meets at The Pavilion at Lemay and provides underprivileged dance students with scholarships and other financial aid, as well as inclusionary classes for students with special needs.

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Crawl, crawl, baby

  Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library hosted a ‘baby art crawl’ last week. Little ones ages 6 to 16 months were able to get their hands (and bodies) dirty as they crawled around in non-toxic paint on a life-sized canvas, using brushes, toys and their hands to explore the world of

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Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts

Pictured above: River City Boulevard, at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road, was inaccessible due to rising floodwater from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, was expected to crest the next Saturday. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South

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